Community Service

Individuals facing criminal offenses often ask where they can volunteer to do community service in Fort Worth. The answer depends primarily on why you are in need of community service hours. Are you completing hours at the request or requirement of your attorney, the prosecutor, probation, or court as part of a pre-trial diversion program? Each entity may have a different preference as to where you volunteer.

A good rule of thumb is to volunteer at a registered non-profit organization. These are almost universally accepted in courts in Tarrant County. It is important that each time you volunteer, you keep a record of your hours.  Request verification from the organization. A verification letter should be on the organization’s letterhead, have a date, include the total hours that you have completed, and include the name, title, and contact information for someone who can verify your attendance.

Below you will find a list of some of our favorite non-profit agencies that allow individuals to volunteer when they have pending legal matters.

Meals on Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County
(817) 336-0912

Trinity Habitat for Humanity
(817) 926-9219

Catholic Charities Fort Worth
(817) 534-0814

Humane Society of North Texas
(817) 332-4768

Presbyterian Night Shelter
(817) 632-7400

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 870-4942

Tarrant Area Food Bank
(817) 332-9177

United Way of Tarrant County
(817) 258-8000

Salvation Army
(817) 344-1820

Union Gospel Mission
(817) 339-2553

Mission Arlington

(817) 277-6620

Goodwill Locations in and around Fort Worth:

Address: 4005 Campus Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone: (817) 332-7866
Address: 7201 Rufe Snow Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76148
Phone: (817) 514-2615
Address: 1725 SW Wilshire Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028
Phone: (817) 295-6204
Address: 3147 Denton Hwy, Haltom City, TX 76117
Phone: (817) 831-4949

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